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Windmark Idea House, 3 Masters + Bunkroom. Spring Deal-4 Nights for Price of 3!

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The 2008 WindMark Beach Idea House ~ Your SUMMER DREAM vacation awaits!

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Port St. Joe house description

Southern Living Magazine says our 'Cottage will Knock your Sandals off!' SUMMER DREAM -- The WindMark Beach 2008 Idea House - a 4BR, 4BA dream home with Screened Porch Living Area, Veranda with porch bed Swing, and Sunny Decks. Gourmet Kitchen boasts upscale appliances, Granite Countertops. Main Living Area opens up to Balcony with Grill. Lots of indoor and outdoor Dining options, help you feed a crowd. Old Florida Living at it's Finest!

Conveniently located next to the WindMark Beach Town Center, you will be a walk away from its community Pool, Fitness Center, playground, shops. Bike or stroll along Endless Boardwalks and Miles of Shoreline with Majestic Sunsets. WindBeach and the Summer Dream create a vacation environment both relaxing and invigorating any time of year!

With unique layout, this Vacation home is Ideal for Large Families, groups or your next Business Retreat. From the spacious Main house, stroll through the breezeway to a separate Guest Suite for more privacy, and then also enjoy an Carriage House apartment above the 2 car garage.

Visit our SummerDreamCottage Website for Virtual Tours, Floor Plans,more photos of the home & community, plus details about our FAMILY FUN PASS -- FREE daily golf, horseback riding, dvd rentals, and fishing charters!

The screened porch with its luxurious curtains billowing in the breeze is a favorite gathering place among family and guests. The serenade of trickling water and ocean breezes entices the senses while friends savor cocktails, lively conversation, or perhaps even an afternoon nap. Two outdoor dining options offer spaces for grilling and savoring the daily catch. Adults may linger over dinner, while children race off to their next adventure!

PERFECT LAYOUT FOR FAMILY REUNIONS!
The Main Living area is spacious enough to hold three generations of family and the lifetime of memories they are sure to create at Summer Dream.

The MASTER SUITE in the first floor of Main house with KING size bed feels like a tropical oasis. The bath showcases a large shower and soaking tub.

The SUNRISE SUITE with QUEEN bed, across the porch from the main house and the CARRIAGE HOUSE APARTMENT with KING bed and kitchenette above the garage are both private, coastal retreats. All bedrooms have TV's w/DVD player, and private bath.

The BUNKROOM located upstairs in the Main house is a fun, beachy space for junior travelers. Filled with toys, books, TV & DVD player to keep little dreamers entertained -- rain or shine! 2 sets of bunkbeds with trundles will sleep 6.

The second floor living room with double sleeper ottoman is filled with books, games, and TV w/ DVD player.

CLEANING Fees are INCLUDED in our rates.
NO HIDDEN FEES!

AMENITIES:
Beach Access
Town Center with Shops, Fitness Center (for a fee)
Complimentary Bikes and Beach Cart in Garage
Community Pool
Rent More Bikes, Kayaks and Paddleboards in Town Center
Playground
Miles of Boardwalks to explore
Fitness Center (for a fee)
Dog-Friendly home ($200 fee) & beach - Large Dogs Welcome!
FREE WiFi
FREE Unlimited Long-Distance Calling within continental U.S.
FREE Unlimited DVD rentals
5 TVs with DVDs
Books, board games and movies
High Chair, baby gate, and portable crib
Well-stocked Gourmet kitchen w/ professional grade appliances
Washer/Dryer In Accommodations
No Vacationers Under 25 Without Adult
Non Smoking

AREA ATTRACTIONS
Pristine bays, sugar white beaches, coastal marshlands, estuaries rich with sea life, and barrier islands with impressive dune formations...this is the SUMMER DREAM that awaits you along the Forgotten Coast.

Snorkel, kayak, ride bikes for hours along the streets and boardwalks in WindMark Beach.
Visit America's #1 Beach (Voted by Dr. Beach in 2002) - St. Joseph's Peninsula State park
Bring your dog (for a fee) to enjoy WindMark and Gulf County's Dog Friendly Beaches!
Visit historic lighthouses in Gulf & Franklin County, Ride horses on the beach in Cape San Blas.
Charter a fishing trip, go scalloping, book a sunset cruise at the Port St. Joe Marina.
Delicious dining experiences along the coast.
Unique Shopping in Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach and Apalachicola
Scallop Festival in August.
Plein Air Paintout in May.

Keywords: Home, Pet-Friendly, Idea House

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            High chair, portable crib, baby gate. Toys, books and board games....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            NO Smoking allowed in house, on porches or anywhere on property. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age for renters is 25, unless traveling with an adult. ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs are considered. $100 per dog. 2 dog maximum....moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib

            Large Master Bedroom with Desk, Full Bathroom, Portable Crib...moreless

          • Carriage House Apt: 1 king

            Carriage house apt above garage with small kitchenette...moreless

          • Sunrise Suite: 1 queen

            In-law suite across porch from main house. Private entrance...moreless

          • Bunkroom : 2 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed

            Two bunkbeds with trundles below. Sleeps 6....moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Double Ottoman Sleeper in Family Room, Convertible Crib...moreless

          • King size beds (2) King Bed in Downstairs Master Bedroom and Carriage House Apartment, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in mother-in-law suite across the porch, Baby Cribs (1) Portable Crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Double Futon sleeper in living room, Bunk Beds (6) Two bunks with trundles below, sleeps 6...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

            Two sinks and plenty of storage and counter space....moreless

          • Carriage House Bath: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Sunrise Suite: toilet, shower

            Plenty of storage in bath, large sink, shower, toilet room...moreless

          • Bunkroom Bath: toilet, shower

            Large Shower, Closet in Bath...moreless

          • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Gourmet kitchen with professional grade stainless steel appliances including Gas Stovetop and oven. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Well equipped kitchen with extras: crockpot, ice cream maker, griddle, blender....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Coffee Maker in Kitchen, Carriage House and Sunrise Suite...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            GE Stainless Refrigerator Mini Fridge in Carriage house...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Dishwasher in kitchen and carriage house...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 16 people

          Amenities

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Temporary (7 day) small boat or trailer storage available in WindMark Beach, Large boat storage in Port St. Joe Marina for a fee...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Fitness Center in WindMark Beach (Daily and weekly passes may be purchased)...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            2 car driveway parking, and additional parking spaces provided...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels provide. Please bring own beach towels. ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Living Room seats 14
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Community pool, playground and miles of boardwalk and nature trails. 2 Beach Cruiser bikes and 2 kids bikes in garage, wagon and cart in garage. Please report to management company if these items are damaged or missing from garage. Bikes, Kayaks, and Paddleboards may be rented in Town Center. Fitness Center in Town Center (for a fee). **COMPLIMENTARY FAMILY FUN PASS provides one FREE daily round of golf, horseback riding, fishing charters and UNLIMITED DVD rentals...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Game Console:

                Game Cube games in bunkroom ... Guests are encouraged to bring your own game console, if needed, for gaming and personal movie accounts. ...moreless

              • Video Games:

                Game Cube games in bunkroom ... Guests are encouraged to bring your own game console, if needed, for gaming and personal movie accounts. ...moreless

              • Books:

                Children's books, paperbacks, Bibles, and photo books in the home. Please do not remove them from the house....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (5) LCD TV's with Direct TV and built-in DVD players in living room and all 4 bedrooms...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Family and Children's DVDs provided...moreless

              • Television
              • Games
              • Toys
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                (5) Phones in main room and each bedroom, intercom ...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Unlimited long-distance calling within US/Canada...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Large community pool with adjoining playground and pool. Open March through October....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Over 500sq feet of deck and porch space. Two outdoor dining areas on upstairs deck and covered porch, Covered and screened porches with sitting areas and swinging bed....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Large covered front porch, plus screened porch and breezeway. Outdoor shower stocked with flip flops....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayaks and Paddleboards May be rented in WindMark Beach Town Center...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    4 Bikes at home, More may be rented in WindMark Beach Town Center...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Balcony off kitchen with outdoor grill. Carriage House Balcony...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Temporary boat parking available at WindMark....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                      • Beach View:

                        Beachside home in coastal community, view is obstructed by trees, 100 yards from beach and town center....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Swimming
                      • Sailing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hospital
                      • Kayaking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Golf
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Laundromat
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Churches
                      • Festivals
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Luaus
                      • Photography
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Shelling
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Late Summer
                      Jul 13 - Aug 16, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,260
                      Early Fall
                      Aug 17 - Sep 6, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,800
                      Fall
                      Sep 7 - Nov 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $450
                      $2,400 $4,205
                      Early Winter
                      Nov 2 - Nov 22, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $370
                      $1,810 $3,600
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,360
                      Winter
                      Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $370
                      $1,810 $3,405
                      Winter Holidays
                      Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,360
                      Late Winter
                      Jan 4 - Mar 7, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $370
                      $1,810 $3,405
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                      There is a minimum age requirement for renters.

                      Payment and contract secured through our management company.

                      50% down at time of booking. Payment in full due 30 days prior to rental.

                      $400 utility fee is charged to all monthly rentals.

                      We pay $450 cleaning fee on all rentals.


                      This manager accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Last updated: 07/19/2014
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                      Location

                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Northwest Florida Beaches, Panama City
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 98
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      St. Joe Bay Country Club

                      Car: Recommended

                      Bikes and beach cart in the garage -- Free to Use;

                      Temporary Boat Parking Available in WindMark Beach;

                      Extra Bikes, Kayaks and Paddle Boards available for Rent in WindMark;

                      FAMILY FUN PASS provides one COMPLIMENTARY daily pass for round of golf, fishing charter, horseback riding on beach.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About: Our family became vacation rental owners in a most unusual way -- by winning the home from MyHomeIdeas, a subidiary of Time Inc. and Southern Progress corporation -- publishers of Southern Living and Coastal Living Magazines. We live in Maryland near the Air Force Base where Rob is stationed, but we met and married in Northwest Florida, where I grew up. Owning this home has fulfuilled our dream of returning to these beaches I call home each year. It has been a blessing to bring our children here and watch them fall in love with the beaches and all the coastal treasures we call home. They love biking through WindMark for hours on end. Our boys love rushing off each morning for a leisurely kayak ride across the water. Our daughter will search for hours for shells, and is delighted with with the bounty she finds here at WindMark Beach. It has been a joy sharing this home with other families, hearing their stories, knowing that many memories are created here. We can't wait to welcome you to WindMark Beach. Your SUMMER DREAM awaits!

                      Why Port St. Joe:
                      Excerpt from Leisa's Interview with MyHomeIdeas, October 2010 ... 'After so many years of moving around the country with the military, MyHomeIdeas has secured our dream of returning to the Florida beaches I call home,' she says. MHI: What did you love most about the house from what you saw of it on MyHomeIdeas? LT: What I love most about the home is that it remains true to that Old Florida cottage style. It’s comfy, casual, and inviting -- with a refined, sophisticated flair. I love the fun, bold use of color in all the rooms: Each bedroom has its own personality. I love that the home feels like it was made for a family to come and enjoy their time at the beach, but most of all, enjoy each other within the space. But if I had to choose one spot as my favorite -- well simply cannot wait to fall into the daybed swing on the front porch. I can see us at sunset -- my kids and me -- all curled up with a great bedtime read and that sweet Gulf breeze rocking us gently into the night. I can see our dog running back and forth on the dog trot -- barking “hello” to a passersby. I can see my husband and me at sunrise with our morning cups of joe -- savoring a peaceful moment alone before the children charge through the porch on their way to the beach. MHI: How do you plan to use the house? LT: We plan to return to Florida when Rob retires, but he still has a few years left in the military before that can happen. So, we think it would be a lovely idea to keep the Idea House as our vacation home. Our three childrens’ birthdays are in August, and they are already requesting to celebrate them in the beach house each year. I love that! Because the home will be empty for part of the year, we think this will be a wonderful opportunity to introduce others to all the treasures of the Forgotten Coast.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      It is truly amazing here -- miles of pristine shoreline, abundant wildlife, and some of the best fishing and scalloping in the world! The town of Port St. Joe is friendly and seemingly untouched by time. The WindMark Beach community truly enhances the natural Florida landscape rather than competing with it. Staying here feels like a true get-away-from-it-all vacation -- a step-back in time where my children can ride bikes all day, and kayak for hours while watching the dolphins play in St. Joe Bay. Enjoying the Old Florida charm in a beach cottage that truly does (to quote MyHomeIdeas) “knock your sandals off” is likely to be an experience no one could forget. I love creating happy family memories here, and it is a pleasure to welcome other families and friends to come do the same! When you arrive to Summer Dream, one of the first things you may notice in the outdoor shower is that it's stocked with flip flps....let me explain why. When we visited the home for the first time, a rainbow of flip flops brightened up the outdoor shower. When our children saw them, they squealed in delight, tossed their street shoes aside, and chose new pair of flops which they wore throughout their stay. I was so touched by this joyous moment, that I decided right then the flip flops would forever welcome each guest's arrival to Summer Dream. So, the flip flops are on us. Pick up your favorite color pair, wear them while you're here, then take them home to remind you of the your SUMMER DREAM Beach House at WindMark Beach.


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                      • The 2008 WindMark Beach Idea House ~ Your SUMMER DREAM vacation awaits!

                        The 2008 WindMark Beach Idea House ~ Your SUMMER DREAM vacation awaits!

                      • Gourmet kitchen w/professional grade stainless appliances & granite counters!

                        Gourmet kitchen w/professional grade stainless appliances & granite counters!

                      • Savor meals & great conversation in a living room inspired by a Florida sunset!

                        Savor meals & great conversation in a living room inspired by a Florida sunset!

                      • Beachy and private mother-in-law suite cheers you up like a Florida sunrise!

                        Beachy and private mother-in-law suite cheers you up like a Florida sunrise!

                      • Carriage House bedroom... a private and dreamy retreat.

                        Carriage House bedroom... a private and dreamy retreat.

                      • Relax with your family on one of several fabulous covered porches and decks.

                        Relax with your family on one of several fabulous covered porches and decks.

                      • Upstairs grilling deck overlooks WindMark Beach Town Center.

                        Upstairs grilling deck overlooks WindMark Beach Town Center.

                      • WindMark community pool   adjoining playground   cabana bar = Hours of fun!

                        WindMark community pool adjoining playground cabana bar = Hours of fun!

                      • Kayaks and paddleboards available to rent. Sunsets are FREE.

                        Kayaks and paddleboards available to rent. Sunsets are FREE.

                      • Enjoy your morning coffee or a bed time story in this divine porch bed swing!

                        Enjoy your morning coffee or a bed time story in this divine porch bed swing!

                      • Spacious Living and Dining Area -- entertains 3 generations of family with ease!

                        Spacious Living and Dining Area -- entertains 3 generations of family with ease!

                      • Master Bedroom suite is a tropical oasis with desk and large bath w/soaking tub.

                        Master Bedroom suite is a tropical oasis with desk and large bath w/soaking tub.

                      • Romantic and peaceful Carriage House Apt features private deck & kitchenette.

                        Romantic and peaceful Carriage House Apt features private deck & kitchenette.

                      • Playful Bunk Room sleeps 6 & keeps them happy w/ TV, DVD, games, books & toys.

                        Playful Bunk Room sleeps 6 & keeps them happy w/ TV, DVD, games, books & toys.

                      • Two outdoor dining areas for serving the daily catch.

                        Two outdoor dining areas for serving the daily catch.

                      • Breathtaking Sunsets, white sand beach, blue ocean waters -  only steps away.

                        Breathtaking Sunsets, white sand beach, blue ocean waters - only steps away.

                      • 100 yards from sandy white beach, miles of boardwalks to explore ....

                        100 yards from sandy white beach, miles of boardwalks to explore ....

                      VRBO #318280

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                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

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